Dombey and Son (unabridged)
Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. Dombey’s dysfunctional relationships are painted against a backdrop of social unrest in industrialised London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged 1867 text is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.
Audiobook Details:Author: Charles Dickens
Read by: David Timson
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 39:08:18
Download size: 569 MB
About the Reader
David Timson has made over 1,000 broadcasts for BBC Radio Drama. For Naxos AudioBooks he wrote The History of the Theatre, which won an award for most original production from the Spoken Word Publishers Association in 2001. He has also directed for Naxos AudioBooks four Shakespeare plays, including King Richard III (with Kenneth Branagh), which won Best Drama Award from the SWPA in 2001. In 2002 he won the Audio of the Year Award for his reading of A Study in Scarlet. He also reads The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI and The Return of Sherlock Holmes I, II, and III, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sign of Four, The Valley of Fear, and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
'Why didn't money save me my Mama?' asks frail little Paul of his father, made cruel by money and power. Eventually, through the saintly love of his neglected daughter, Dombey realises his faults. Dickens's descriptions of the dark face of Progress are matched by the brilliant narration.
Rachel Redford, The Observer
Dickens's minor characters are often the stars of his novels, and British actor David Timson gives each his or her idiosyncratic due in this wonderful, richly peopled production. Among them is a model Captain Cuttle, salty, bluff, ever constant to young 'Wal'r'; a kindly, befuddled Mr. Toots; and Toots's belligerent associate, the Game Chicken. The work is expensive, but Timson's storytelling charisma assures that it will be returned to again and again.
Katherine A. Powers, The Washington Post